Genres: Comedy, Horror,

Rated: R

Country: USA

Year: 2006

Runtime: 91 minutes

Studio: Lions Gate Films


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Review done by: Serial McKiller
Starring: Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Dylan Baker, K'Sun Ray, Tim
Blake Nelson, Henry Czerny, Sonja Bennett

Director: Andrew Currie

Synopsis: Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a
six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when FIDO eats the next-door
neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of
the earth to keep Fido a part of the family.


The zombie genre looks more and more different every time I see it. The
newest addition to that would be "Fido." Set around the 1950's, we have
already fought and won the zombie wars and from that torn flesh and
rubble of that war came Zomcon! A security cooperation that helps protect
us from the zombie threat. One of their inventions was a collar that makes
them much like a pet. Now we come to the Robinson family and their boy
Timmy who's in school learning about a good bit of this from a Zomcon
safety expert that just moved into the area. His mother played by
Carrie-Anne Moss, just purchased her first zombie for the house, much to
the horror of the father played by Dylan Baker, and his trying to use him
as the rest of the neighborhood is, as a household appliance.

Basically think of them as the "cleaning robots" that were always dreamt
about in those days, but with a more....rotten smell and much less shiny.
However Timmy soon finds that by being nice to his new zombie (to which
he names Fido) that he'll be kind in return. For example, helping Timmy
with some bullies and Timmy helping Fido out after he kills the neighbor in
the park. After that a horrible domino effect occurs and Timmy and his
family must basically fight to save their new friend. What's great about this
film is its humor. It's riddled with clever jokes about 50's media and zombie
picture lore from the Romero days. It's all done with this "Lassie" like verve
that's pretty damn hard not to smile at. The performances are another
topper here.

Billy Connolly is terrificly casted as Fido, whom never speaks but to grunt
or roar here and there. But his expressions are terrific. It's good to see
Carrie-Anne Moss without leather, slicked hair and sunglasses again. She's
got a lot of charm and wit that she brings to it. And Dylan Baker embodies
the neurotic, over-compensating, uptight father role. Plus there's good
supporting work from Henry Czerny and Tim Blake Nelson. "Fido" came out
on DVD about a week ago and definitly deserves to seen by horror lovers
as well as people looking for a charming, somewhat bloody laugh.

Overall: 7/10
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